How do you simplify #2x^-4y^3# and write it using only positive exponents?

1 Answer
Sep 22, 2016

Answer:

#(2y^3)/(x^4)#

Explanation:

Consider the following examples:

#1/z^(-2) -> z^(2)#

#1/(z^(-1))->z#

#z^(-3)/2 -> 1/(2z^3)#

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Given:#" "2x^(-4)y^3" " ->" " 2xxx^(-4)xxy^3#

Using the examples above as a guide we have:

#2xx1/(x^(4))xxy^3#

#(2y^3)/(x^4)#